Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg

October 11, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman

Jud Ashman is the affable mayor of the city of Gaithersburg. He has been a very busy man lately with a long list of big things like Montgomery County’s first ever Wawa and possibly first-ever Royal Farms. Ashman addresses those topics plus the future of Lakeforest Mall and discusses his pet project, the popular Gaithersburg […]

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August 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Lakeforest Sale Happened ‘Unbeknownst to City,’ Gaithersburg Mayor Says

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman commented on the news that the “core of Lakeforest [Mall] was sold” has been sold to WRS Inc., a South Carolina retail shopping center developer. During an interview with MyMCMedia on Wednesday, Ashman said that Gaithersburg city officials were left in the dark about the recent sale to WRS Inc. Ashman […]

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July 16, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Penney’s Closing at Lakeforest Mall

The JC Penney department store at the Lakeforest mall has closed, laying off 113 employees, according to a Maryland website that tracks layoffs. The store is closing, according to a “Dislocation Alert Template,” supplied by the Maryland Department of Labor. The website says the store closed July 5, but the notice went out July 15. […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rita’s Celebrates Spring with Free Italian Ice Wednesday

Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard is celebrating the start of spring by offering free Italian Ice on Wednesday. The celebration is from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. The following Rita’s are in Montgomery County, and they’ll be participating in this event: Olney: 3233 Spartan Road Derwood: 7211 Muncaster Mill Road Silver Spring: 13621 Georgia Avenue Lakeforest Mall: 701 […]

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September 1, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Top 10 for Aug 25-31

With school about to start, it’s not unusual that some of our top stories are from the education beat: increased fines for passing a school bus and mold at Sherwood High. Public safety news includes an update in the Catherine Hoggle case and a bicycle theft. And a piece on Montgomery County sending crews to […]

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August 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 for Aug 18-24

With students returning to school in just over a week, it is no surprise that our story on the new mobile application offered by Montgomery County Public Schools was the top story based on web traffic. Our coverage on the solar eclipse, the expansion of a Gaithersburg based biotechnology company, and the sale of Lakeforest […]

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February 23, 2015 | Aline Barros

photo of Lunar New Year celebration at Lake Forest Mall Feb. 21

The Year of the Goat; County Residents Celebrate The Chinese New Year (VIDEO)

It was a snowy day outside, but inside the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg hundreds of people celebrated the 4713 Chinese New Year on Feb. 21. It’s the year of the goat and in Chinese culture anyone born in this year is calm and gentle. The 16th Annual Lunar New Year Festival celebration was hosted by […]

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February 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

Snowing Outside; Celebrating Chinese New Year Inside (PHOTOS)

It was a snowy day outside, but inside the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg hundreds of people celebrated the 4713 Chinese New Year. It’s the year of the goat and in Chinese culture anyone born in this year is calm and gentle. The 16th Annual Lunar New Year Festival celebration was hosted by the Chinese Culture […]

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